‘Dark Souls III’ Latest News & Updates: New DLC ‘Ashes of Ariandel’ Now Available, How Does It Fare? Free Playthrough Guide For All!

By Enrico Cuenca , Updated Nov 08, 2016 06:00 AM EST

The "Dark Souls" series has garnered a fitting reputation of being absolutely brutal and unforgiving to its players. The dynamic enemy bosses, static difficulty setting, and extremely hard monster fights are something to induce even the most casual gamer with frustration and belittlement. Ironically enough, those are the same qualities that keep gamers coming back for more; the challenge of beating a game that does not want to beat. "Dark Souls III" is no exception and has successfully provided that masochistic Dark Souls experience.

A new DLC add-on pack called "Ashes of Ariandel" is now available for download and offers to give gamers even more beasts to tangle with and moments of guilty pleasure. As reported by Game Revolution, the add-on will give players around 4-5 hours of gameplay content and around 12 hours to fully explore the new features that the DLC pack has to offer "Dark Souls III." The new boss fights in "Ashes of Ariandel" have greatly impressed game reviewers, with some of them claiming that the DLC offers some of the best that the series has ever seen.

"Ashes of Ariandel" will also offer new armor sets, weapons, and gear to "Dark Souls III" players to further enhance their beast-hunting arsenals. The level design is also reported to be greatly enhanced in the new environments that the DLC pack offers. Lastly, one of the main features of the DLC package is the inclusion of a multiplayer called Undead Matches. Players can now face each other in a PVP style arena mode that ranges from a solo 1v1 to full-blown 6v6 team death match.

Embarking on a play through of "Dark Souls III" is already a dangerous journey as it is, so the folks over at Polygon have provided an intensive guide to help players navigate their way through the darkly fantastic terrain. Even more specifically, the guide focuses on the new DLC pack, pinpointing key items, providing strategies for boss fights, and much more helpful tips.

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